Push back the sun

from by VanWyck



Push back the sun

Summer is gone and I waited too long
now it ain’t coming back
Winter will come and it’s gales will be strong
as they pound on my back
My mistakes were made many, few were my gains,
my lovers I led them astray
Laughed at the moonlight and spat at the waves,
poked up their soft-bellied daze
But summer is gone, should have known all along
that it ain’t coming back

Call me naive, call me chaser of dreams
call my tricks and my bluff
I barefooted schemes and trampled on means,
kicked against love
Oh I was a soldier I battled them all
never stepped down from a fight
couldn’t be conquered, couldn’t be called
Would not have listened at all
But summer is gone and I should have known
that it ain’t coming back

Give me one last, one last day
leave me one last, one last ray
To push back the sun
and catch falling stars
to soothe his burnt skin
and spread out my heart
like a blanket of wool
think and uncoiled
and wrap it around
my one and true love
my one and true love

Summer is gone and I waited too long
now it ain’t coming back


from Tanned Legs EP, released December 2, 2015


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VanWyck Amsterdam, The Netherlands

With her smoky vocals and strong lyrics Amsterdam singer-songwriter VanWyck has drawn comparisons with Leonard Cohen and Nathalie Merchant. Her debut album
'An Average Woman' was released in 2018 to raving reviews. Her second album 'Molten Rock' is also reaching an international audience with the single 'Carolina's Anatomy' featured as Today's Top Tune at KCRW in Los Angeles.
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